Kunpeng CAV by PATAC, Mr. Sun Yumbo, China

2004: China.

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Sun Yunbo, born in April 1972, was grown up in Ji’an city, Jilin province. After finished his major of Industrial Design at the Shenyang Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, he joined China FAW Group Corporation Research & Development Center in 1995. He was sent to Japan to do further study in 1997. Sun became a member of Design department in Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center Co., Ltd., a joint venture between General Motors and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation. He has participated in many big projects’ design and development.


The design concept of Kunpeng is demonstrated by the vivid image of a swimming fish with its lilac body, just like the fish scale, shining under the water. The design of Kunpeng, including the fish-like body styling, fisheye-like lamps and scale-like handles realistically embodies the features of a fish in terms of its streamlined body with low resistance, simplicity and flexibility. In addition, the innovative design of the extra-large windshield, sunroof and rear window not only provides the 7-seat interior space with a broad and bright vision, but also exhibits the fresh creativity and innovative concepts coming from the PATAC designers of the new generation.

At 3,748 millimeters in length, 1,590 millimeters in width and 1,770 millimeters in height, Kunpeng, a concept CAV designed by a Chinese designer for typical Chinese customers, mainly represents the leading capability of PATAC in its exterior design. Referring to the traditional concepts of the Chinese people such as “fish is capable of jumping high enough to get across the dragon-shaped gate” and “the surplus (pronounced  “yu” in Chinese, the same as fish) remains year by year”, the designer integrates the traditional Chinese culture into the design. Both the styling and spirit of Kunpeng can be regarded as an innovative change to the conventional design of the minivan in China. Kunpeng not only indicates by its name the happiness and freedom that the vehicle would deliver to the driver and passengers, but also historically signifies the further rapid development of the Chinese automotive design industry.